Georgia women’s basketball team voted No. 2 in SEC coaches preseason poll

The Southeastern Conference coaches selected Georgia to finish second behind Kentucky in the preseason poll released by the league on Tuesday.

Georgia had 149 points to edge Texas A&M (145) and Vanderbilt (143) for second place behind defending SEC champion Kentucky, which had 167 points.

Georgia also had three representatives on the coaches preseason All-SEC team. Senior forwards Anne Marie Armstrong and Jasmine Hassell were picked first-team all-conference and senior guard Jasmine James was selected second-team all-conference. Armstrong also received one vote for preseason player of the year.

The Lady Bulldogs begin the 2012-13 season on Sunday when they host Rutgers starting at 2 p.m. at Stegeman Coliseum.